Parents and Families

NYC Summer Quest


NYC Summer Quest is a free, five-week, full-day summer learning program that provides elementary and middle school students with fun, hands-on enrichment experiences while strengthening their academic skills. DOE teachers collaborate with educators from community-based organizations to offer students Common-Core aligned instruction, enrichment activities, sports and recreation, and field trips. Last summer, 97% of parents surveyed reported that NYC Summer Quest was a good balance of fun and learning, and 96% of parents felt their child was better prepared for school in the fall because of Summer Quest of parents would recommend the NYC Summer Quest program to other parents.
To see the Summer Quest program in action, watch the Summer Quest video .


Summer Quest 2014

In Summer 2014, the program will be offered in 22 schools in Community School Districts 7, 8, 9 and 12 in the South Bronx and Districts 19 and 23 in Brooklyn from Monday, July 7 – Friday, August 8.

All elementary and middle school students currently in grades K-7 who attend public school in Districts 7, 9 and 12 and students currently in grades 5-7 who attend public school in Districts 8, 19, and 23 are eligible to sign up through July 11, 2014. Capacity is limited. Priority enrollment is offered to students who attend a participating school. 

If your child attends one of the schools listed below, contact your school's principal or parent coordinator to learn more and to apply. Share flyers: Bronx English |Bronx Spanish| Brooklyn English| Brooklyn Spanish.

Participating Schools
Elementary Schools - Bronx
• 07x005 (P.S. 5 Port Morris) / LEAP (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program)
• 07x154 (P.S. 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt) / YMCA of Greater New York - Bronx
• 07x179 (P.S. 179) / BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
• 09x063 (P.S. 63 Author’s Academy) / BELL
• 09x218 (P.S./I.S. 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School) / BELL
• 12x211 (C.S. 211) / Children’s Aid Society
• 12x300 (C.S. 300 School of Science and Applied Learning) / Good Shepherd Services

Middle Schools - Bronx
• 07x005 (P.S. 5 Port Morris) / LEAP (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program)
• 07x162 (J.H.S. 162 Lola Rodriguez de Tio) / Oasis Children’s Services
• 07x296 (South Bronx Academy for Applied Media) / Partnership with Children
• 08x101 (MS 101 P.O. Edward R. Byrne) / Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club
• 08x131 (IS 131 Albert Einstein School) / Aspira of New York
• 08x337 (MS 337 School for Inquiry & Social Justice) / Child Development Center of Mosholu Montefiore    Community Center (MMCC)
• 08x448 (Soundview Academy for Culture and Scholarship) / YMCA of Greater New York - Bronx
• 09x218 (P.S./I.S. 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School) / BELL
• 09x241 (Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science) / Wingspan Arts
• 09x313 (I.S. 313 School of Leadership Development) / Oasis Children’s Services
• 12x211 (C.S. 211) / Children’s Aid Society

Middle Schools - Brooklyn
•  17k484 (Ronald Edmonds Learning Center II) / Sports & Arts In Schools Foundation
•  19k171 (I.S. 171 Abraham Lincoln School) / Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
•  19k292 (Margaret S. Douglas School) / Good Shepherd Services
•  23k184 (PS 184 Newport) / Italian American Civil Rights League
•  23k392 (I.S. 392) / Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services
•  23k493 (Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School ) / Sports & Arts In Schools Foundation
•  23k522 (Mott Hall IV) / Sports & Arts In Schools Foundation

If your child is currently in grade K-7 and attends an elementary or middle school in Districts 7, 9 or 12 or is currently in grade 5-7 and attends a school in Districts 8, 19, and 23 and you would like further information, please click here.

For additional summer resources, visit the Summer Opportunities page.